Real Love

Believe in the seed God gave you to grow.
You runnin & runnin
Don’t know where to go.
Girl, won’t you see that you’ve got to sew?
And if you reap well,
It’s certain you’ve grown.
Put it all down;
That load on your shoulders.
And desire for man to say,
“I only wanna hold her.”
You don’t need it,
I swear, I don’t lie.
Trust, I’ve been there
& that love, it ain’t alright.

Drop all of your luggage –
Give yourself a vacation.
Take a break from this way
Of life you’ve been chasin.
I know you’re tired
I can see it in your eyes.
So much hurt & pain
From history you despise.
But the world’s still turnin,
And it’s gon’ turn tomorrow.
So look ahead & see yourself
Without all of your sorrow.

Believe it.

Your seed.

I’ll tell you what you need:

Water, light, & spirit;
Directions to succeed

Water of knowledge
Cuz your knowledge is your power
Wisdom comes later,
Blooming as your flower.
Know better for yourself,
Clear your mind.
You’ve got a lot of footage able to rewind.
Burn it all.
Knowledge is infinite.
You’ll be alright.
But now, you must begin the search for your light.
Light is often a great deal to find.
When we’ve been runnin around here damn near blind.
Darkness heavily fills your mind,
Not a single one of your reflections are “kind.”
But Look up baby.
See those beautiful brown eyes;
They want to sparkle,
they want to shine.
That brown butter skin,
So smooth and fine.
Deep and rich, ready to age like wine.
But not as fine as that curly mane,
That only a woman of beauty could obtain.
And you got it baby,

I said you got it baby,
It’s all in the light.
Now keep lookin up & let’s get ya spirit right.
Everything you have is because of him.
He made you beautiful
And your spirit is the stem.
Allowing you to flourish on this beautiful earth.
But, of your physical & mental,

you must know the worth.
These are your power, locked in your safe.
Keep em in good health,
And you’ll meet your worthy mate.
Turn your energy around
And life will show
All of your blessings
When you continue to grow.

For now, drop those bags,
Everything weighing you down.
Forget you can even fix your face to frown.
Life will work with you when you believe
Everything’s in place,
Now start runnin in the lead…


Poem by:

Ashley Osborne



About Ohio U Women's Center

The Ohio University Women’s Center serves and responds to the needs of OU women students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the community. Founded in 2007, the center is dedicated to creating an inclusive and welcoming campus climate for all members of the community through programs, resources, referrals, advocacy, and education. Located in Baker University Center 403.
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